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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. Something I've found
is that if I'm tempted to start a sentence with "this may not be politically correct, but ..." that's probably a good time to stop talking. "Politically correct" is short-hand for "I'm going to say something that is offensive now to an entire group of people."

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  -Has anyone heard about when the Iraq refugees... butterfly77  Jul-22-07 12:35 PM   #0 
  - I haven't heard that  lwfern   Jul-23-07 02:54 PM   #1 
  - I didn' t get it all...  butterfly77   Jul-24-07 05:48 PM   #2 
  - Here is some more info...  butterfly77   Jul-24-07 06:02 PM   #3 
     - Steenburgh's a republican, I'm sure he can get the answers he wants  noonwitch   Aug-06-07 11:56 AM   #4 
        - Which troubles?  lwfern   Aug-06-07 02:20 PM   #5 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-06-07 02:47 PM   #6 
        - wow.  lwfern   Aug-06-07 04:57 PM   #7 
           - I'm glad for you that you are so enlightened and all-you must live in some idyllic community  noonwitch   Aug-07-07 10:24 AM   #8 
              - good grief  lwfern   Aug-07-07 12:26 PM   #9 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-08-07 03:23 PM   #11 
                 - There's a difference between being a good citizen  lwfern   Aug-08-07 09:15 PM   #12 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-09-07 08:03 AM   #14 
              - When will they arrive..  coco77   Aug-07-07 05:19 PM   #10 
              - A handful already have. (nt)  lwfern   Aug-08-07 09:18 PM   #13 
              - Well....  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-10-07 05:53 PM   #19 
        - I've had a bit of experience with refugees  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-10-07 05:39 PM   #17 
        - Refugees very unlikely to bring troubles with them  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-10-07 05:41 PM   #18 
  - Wow, I can't believe you all deleted my posts  noonwitch   Aug-10-07 12:40 PM   #15 
     - Something I've found  lwfern   Aug-10-07 04:26 PM   #16 
     - Did I say or infer I was superior to muslims?  noonwitch   Aug-13-07 02:29 PM   #26 
        - If, in fact, you are welcoming them to the area  lwfern   Aug-13-07 03:23 PM   #27 
     - Your suspision is true.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-12-07 06:57 PM   #20 
        - Your perception is inaccurate.  lwfern   Aug-12-07 11:50 PM   #21 
           - I don't worship at the altar of cultural relativism.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-13-07 08:07 AM   #22 
              - The way I see it  lwfern   Aug-13-07 08:19 AM   #23 
                 - I didn't realize anyone was opposed to granting asylum.  Cobalt Violet   Aug-13-07 08:41 AM   #24 
                    - History repeats itself  lwfern   Aug-13-07 11:15 AM   #25 

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